ONO59 started life with Eastern National in 1949, a Bristol K5G with ECW L27/28R body, numbered 4038/1327/2255. It was withdrawn in 1966 and passed to a group of students who converted it into a mobile caravan.
During 1967 it travelled across Europe and Asia, eventually reaching Australia and New Zealand - Buses Magazine for March 1969 featured a photo of ONO59 in Auckland taken in November 1968. It then travelled via Central America to the USA and then back to the UK via Belgium.
This picture shows ONO59 before it set out on its travels. After returning to the UK, it was presented to the LVVS, the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society, in whose care it remains - for many years it was used by the society as a tender and mobile accomodation. Click for details from the LVVS website.
Photo taken by Terry Coughlin (Paul Harrison collection), 1966/7, outside Elm Hotel, Leigh-on-Sea
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